|Issue No 83||09 February 2001|
Western Sahara Marks 25 Years of Waiting
Supporters of the fledging North African state of Western Sahara will this mark the 25th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence from Morocco.
Regarded by many as the East Timor of Africa, supporters of a Western Saharan state are seeking global support to mark the day.
Polisaaro's Australian representative Kamal Fadel, told Labor Council, that with a raise in repression and human rights abuses, the resumption of hostilities between Morocco and Polisaro seems inevitable.
"Despite ten years work and half a billion dollars, the United Nations has so far failed to organise a referendum," Fadel says.
Supporters are invited to protest outside the Moroccan consulate in North Sydney at 1pm on February 27.
Interview: Dispatch from Davos
ACTU President Shahran Burrow reports back on the trade union movement’s presence at last week’s meeting of the heavyweights of global capital.
Unions: After the Gold Rush
Recent mass sackings at high-profile e-businesses are beginning to expose the flimsiness of the ‘jobs for all’ predictions made on behalf of the sector.
Economics: The Other Davos
While the world’s business leaders met in Davos, a very different gathering was taking place in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Pat Ranald was there.
Politics: While We Were Snoozing
As we lay in our banana chair through summer the political world kept turning with a new man in the White House. Here’s what we missed while we were off the air.
History: Federation Day, 1901
One hundred years after Australia became a nation, Ralph Sawyer relives the original Federation Day through the eyes of Billy Hughes.
International: Burma: The Struggle Continues
As the internatinal community moves to bring Burma to account, APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad is working on the ground.
Review: Inside the Journopolis
In his new book, Rob Johnson brings the infamous Cash for Comment Affair to life.
Satire: Families Demand Longer Work Hours
A new report confirms the long held suspicion that employees who reduce their workload to spend more time with their spouse and children just end up annoying their families even more.
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